THE MEANING OF LIFE
The Metaphysic of AR: Foreword
I set these words adrift on the four winds in search of a listener. Poor of form and eloquence they may be, but still they are my words, my testimony, and I give them to you ‘O listener, in the hope that they may make lighter the burden you carry on your own quest for the truth. Truth, the eternal flame of life and light within our soul. Truth, pure and clear, the ‘water of life’ held within the holy grail and freely given to those who find it, I offer these words and what wisdom they may contain to help you find your way, to discover, that which is both water and flame.
My deepest gratitude is felt for all who have made this work possible, starting with my Mother, Martha Grise, the greatest person I know, who gave her all for her children, gladly enduring the difficulties of her eccentric oldest son. I also wish to thank all my ancestors, whose blood, sweat, tears, and dreams brought forth my life. Thanks to all my friends and lovers through the years that challenged my views. We all have need of ‘worthy adversaries’. Thanks to those who have shared my ‘vision’, however minutely, and gave me encouragement.
Utmost respect and admiration I hold for those whose works were the foundation upon which my work here was built, most notably, Carl Jung’s collected works; Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance; The Toa of Physics by Fritjof Capra and the Dancing Wuli Masters by Gary Zukav; elements of the philosophy of Frederick Nietzsche, however, much of the scientific prejudice within his works must be sifted through the filter of Jung’s spiritually-attuned eyes; Ed Witten, Brian Greene, and hundreds of other cutting-edge physicists working on superstring/M-theory’s multi-dimensionality problem (they don’t know it but they have ‘found’ the ‘spiritual’ dimensions); the many researchers, past and present who’s dedication to unlocking the mysteries of the Egyptian (and New World) pyramid complexes has brought many of their secrets to the light of day, particularly the recent efforts of Robert Blaval and Gordon Handcock are extremely significant to our understanding of the importance of knowledge man once possessed but is now lost to the distant past.
Finally I wish to thank all ‘light-bearers’, all the saints, mystics, martyrs, masters, of the highest knowledge and the highest aspiration, whose devotion to truth and good and right and love, expressed in their actions and in the works they left behind, inspires and encourages those of us here now to believe that someday, some way, mankind may reach that place of peace and love prepared for him by that purest of lights, Jesus Christ, whom prepared the way out of darkness and into the light. And that way is there now, for those who seek it. It is found in the words of Christ. Direct from the source, for which I give thanks to God, most of all.
©2007 Thomas Theodore Welborn